Rediscovering African Geographies
Curated in partnership with members of London based African communities the exhibition provides a glimpse of Africa, its people, societies and relationship with the wider world through maps, photographs, objects and texts from the Society’s collection that date back to the 1300s. The exhibition raises questions and addresses misconceptions surrounding this continent to reveal an Africa that goes beyond news headlines.
Tracing African and Caribbean family histories (PDF): Written by African and Caribbean family history expert Patrick Vernon, it provides general advice and highlights the relevance of the Society’s Collections when researching family histories.
The exhibition was funded by the Museums, Archives and Libraries Designation Development Fund. The exhibition was shown in 2011.